Justice Samuel Alito is well known as an egotistical and dependable conservative juror. He has finally gone too far. In doing so, he has destroyed the last remaining shred of the legitimacy of the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is not the only one to blame. Justice Roberts has presided over a Supreme Court that has made excessive use of the “shadow docket” and is devoid of the usual ethics rules of lower courts.

Alito’s opinion, if confirmed and upheld as written, will transform the court and tangent politics for years.

It will result in a divisive expansion of federalism, open the door for further diminishing of private rights, and result in a total disregard for the health and safety of women facing difficult life situations. Not to mention the destruction of precedent as a legal foundation of the court and the elimination of the myth of the Supreme Court as “apolitical”.

Finally, it exposed for all to see, the sham that Supreme Court confirmations have become. Below is exhibit A:


I rest my case.

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